The Other Side of Midnight

by Jonny Polonsky

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released May 12, 2015

Written, performed and recorded by Jonny Polonsky
Mixed by Dean Hurley at Asymettrical Studios
Mastered by Brian Liesgang

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Jonny Polonsky Los Angeles, California

Discovered by Black Francis, signed to American Recordings by Rick Rubin. Has recorded and/or performed with Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Maynard James Keenan among others.

"He does it with soul."
-Jeff Buckley

"This guy was born to be a rock star and he makes the music to back it up."
-Black Francis of the Pixies
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Track Name: Chip Away the Stone
So it goes around
The wheel is spins forever
Long enough to find
The treasures you had sown

So we chip away the stone
"For how long?" you said
At least until the end of time
All along the line

And lo, you came and you stayed
Long enough to gain control
But now the reins have broken
What did you expect?

So we chip away the stone
"For how long?" you said
At least until the end of time
All along the line
Track Name: Lay Down Your Arms
Long ago
In a world as black as coal
When time dripped down like honey
Thick and good

Kingdoms of pain
In a land where chaos reigned
All forms of life shot down
Right where they stood

You and I
We could never speak the truth
Suffocated underneath
The caul of youth

As bad for me
As I was bad for you
But I surely never meant to do you harm

Lay down your arms

And now awake
To the sound that morning makes
Praying all new grafts to take
And mend the seams

Without a name
Hesiation, fear or shame
Penetrate the depths
To raise the sunken dream

You and I
We could never speak the truth
Suffocated underneath
The caul of youth

So naive
And so easily seduced
By your block long smile
Your superficial charms

You and I
We could never speak the truth
Suffocated underneath
The caul of youth

Constantly
In search of concrete proof
Tired of grazing through your
Cemetary farms

Lay down your arms
Track Name: Sunset Night
Come down
Down to where I live
I know
You've got a lot to give

Some will come down
And be bound to break

And some will come down
And be bound to take

And some will come down
And be bound to wake

And some will be
Sunset Night
I know you're for real
Sunset Night
Won't you tell me how you feel

Let go
And let your bright lights dim
Be low
And watch the midnight swim

Sunset Night
I know you're for real
Sunset Night
Won't you tell me how you feel
Track Name: Waiting For Something
Dream me
Away from it all
Dream me
To nowhere at all

Take me
Away from this place
Beam me
To black outer space

Waiting for someone
No one can see
Waiting for you
And for me

Waiting for something
Or nothing at all
Waiting for kingdoms
To fall

Free me
From all of this pain
Help me
To live again

Feed me
Light from your eyes
Make me someone
I recognize

Waiting for someone
No one can see
Waiting for you
And for me

Waiting for something
Or nothing at all
Waiting for kingdoms
To fall

Waiting for someone
No one you know
Waiting
As life comes and goes

Waiting for something
Or nothing at all
Waiting for kingdoms
To fall
Track Name: The Motherlode
Hey hey
The winds have blown through
The long night
Telling tales
That everyone should know

Three steps forward
Two steps back
Neither defend
Nor to attack

The feeling for everyone should be easy

If you're open to receive
The Motherlode
And let yourself believe in what you know
Neither for us to teach nor to chastise
We came here to neutralize
We came to reveal and free our souls

Hey hey
The rains have washed out the
Long divide
Telling tales for every single eye

Waves of fear
The fog of doubt
Those that talk out of both sides
Of their mouths
The aimless ways for everyone to be

Are you open to receive
The Motherlode?
And let yourself believe in
What you know
Neither for us to teach
Nor to chastise
We came here to neutralize

We came here to reveal and free our souls
We came here to believe in love
So let yourself believe in love
Track Name: Forever's End
Do you recall a time
Long before we ever met
Wide awake, wild eyed and dreaming
Every act performed without a net
And any truth we needed we constructed
Did you forget?

Lost for years inside your eyes
Tossed among your ruins and your debts
Now I stand beneath your window
Armed with just a pair of castanets
Hoping you will rise in time to join me
In forever's end

Wide awake, wild eyed and dreaming
Every act performed without a net
I'm hoping you will rise in time to join me
In forever's end
Track Name: We Could Last Here Long
You came
And you stayed alone
Long enough to find me
To remind me

Visions you were shown
And then erased
The bright white night
Was blinding
It was blinding

We could last here long
As they infiltrate the others

You did as you were told
You were brave
De-magnetized from north to south

I feel through your face
And see through your eyes
As I memorize your mouth
Memorize your mouth

We could last here long
As they infiltrate the others
To find your natural home

We could last here long
As they infiltrate the others
Track Name: Going Home
Cut and run
The old ways failed
A new world has begun

Time for you to regain
The clarity that you lack
What will still remain
Once you get your senses back?

And I heard someone say....

Tell me what you think
Tell me everything you feel
Tell me what you see
What is true, what is unreal

Going home
On a solo flight
But you are not alone

Wondering if there will be
Something there for us
Someone who will care
Or say a prayer for us

Well I heard someone say...

Tell me what you want
Tell me everything you need
Show me where it hurts
What is broken, where it bleeds

Cause everyone is riding
On an ocean of tears
In a lifeboat bulit
From the worst of all our fears

I've been dreaming
And now I know why
I'm just searching for the other half
Of the sky

Tell me what you think
Tell me everything you feel
Tell me what you see
What is true, what is unreal

NOW